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Ord 63-85 6/18/1985 • ORDINANCE NO , 63-85 ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER FIVE OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PROVIDE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF ANIMAL CONTROL FOR THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS AND PROVIDING FOR ITS EN- FORCEMENT. WHEREAS, the Wichita Falls City Council finds a need to promote the pub- lic health, safety, morals and welfare, by providing for the systematic licens- ing, permitting, and regulation of animals in the City of Wichita Falls; and, WHEREAS, a new comprehensive animal control ordinance is needed to promote such goals. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: Chapter 5 (Sections 5-1 through 5-141) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls as amended through Supplement No. 26 and further amended by Ordinance No. 45-84, and Ordinance No. 59-84, is amended in its entirety to read as follows: CHAPTER 5 ANIMAL CONTROL ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS SECTION 5-1 WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED When used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them below: Abuse--To mistreat through intent or neglect any animal, fowl, livestock, or wildlife in a manner that causes or is likely to cause stress or physi- cal injury, (Texas Penal Code Sec. 42.11) or as otherwise stated in this chapter. Animal--Any live domestic creature, other than livestock and fowl, unless indicated otherwise. When used in this chapter, the term animal shall include dogs and cats. Animal Reclaim Center (ARC)--Animal Reclaim Center (ARC) or other facil- ity designated by the Wichita Falls City Council as the facility to be used for impoundment of animals, fowl, livestock, and wildlife taken up by the City's Animal Control Officers and their assistants. At-Large--Any animal (except licensed cats) , fowl, or livestock not re- strained by some physical means to the premises of its owner or harborer. Provided, however, that an animal, fowl, or livestock shall not be con- sidered at-large when held and controlled by some person by means of a leash or chain of proper strength and length to control the actions of the animal, fowl, or livestock, or while confined within a non-open bed (1) r vehicle, or secured by a rope, leash, or chain in any open-bed vehicle. Further, a dog shall not be considered at-large when it is on its owner's or harborer's property and is in presence of and under continuous verbal control of its owner or harborer. Auctions--Any place or facility where animals are regularly bought, sold, or traded, except for those facilities otherwise defined in this chapter. When used in this chapter, the term auction shall include, but not be limited to, sale of dogs and/or cats at flea markets. Circus--A commercial variety show featuring animal acts for the public. Commercial Animal Establishment--Any pet shop, grooming shop, auction, riding school, stable, zoological park, circus, performing animal exhibi- tion or kennel. Distance Between Structures--Where a minimum set-back or distance be- tween any enclosure for animal, fowl or livestock from a residence, it shall mean the most direct line distance between the two structures. Fowl--Fowl shall include chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, guineas, geese, ducks, peafowl and other domestic feathered creatures (except parakeets, canaries or similar size birds) and non-domestic feathered creatures, regardless of age or sex. Groomin g Shop--A-A commercial business establishment where animals are bathed, clipped, plucked or otherwise groomed. Harbor--Any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife shall be deemed harbored if it is fed, sheltered, or maintained for three (3) days or more. Hobby Breeder--Person(s) owning or harboring four (4) dogs and/or cats six (6) months of age or older, any of which are unneutered. Kennel (Dog/Cat)--A kennel is any lot, building, structure, enclosure or premises, except a veterinary hospital, wherein five (5) or more dogs and/or five (5) or more cats, or five (5) or more dogs and cats in the aggregate, four (4) months of age or older, are kept or maintained, whether for profit or for pleasure. License (Dog/Cat)--A durable, numbered tag required to be worn by dogs and cats four (4) months of age or older. All expire one year concurrently with rabies vaccination. Livestock--The term livestock as herein used shall include, regardless of age, sex or breed: Horses (all equine species including mules, donkeys, and jack asses) ; cows (all bovine species) ; sheep (all ovine species) ; llamas; goats (all caprine species) ; and pigs (all swine species) . Livestock Production Area--For the purpose of this chapter shall be defined as any parcel of land in excess of twenty-five (25) acres, within the City limits, used to raise livestock. (2) IL Neutered--Any animal, male or female, rendered incapable of breeding or being bred; castration in the male, spaying or ovariectomy in female. Official Notice--Written notice personally delivered by an Animal Control Officer or mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the last known address of the recipient. Owner--Any person, partnership, company or corporation owning, keeping, maintaining, harboring or having the care, custody or control of one or more animals, fowl, livestock or wildlife. Performing Animals--Any spectacle, display, act or event in which animals, fowl, livestock or wildlife perform. Pet Shop--Any person, partnership, company or corporation, whether oper- ated separately or in connection with another business enterprise (except for a licensed kennel) , that buys, sells or boards any species of animal (including dogs or cats) and fowl. Public Nuisance--Any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife which: (1) molests passersby or passing vehicles; (2) attacks other animals; (3) trespasses on school grounds; (4) is repeatedly at-large [e.g. , three (3) or more times per twelve (12) month period]; (5) damages private or public property; (6) barks, whines, or howls in an excessive, continuous or untimely fashion; (7) is unconfined in-season (e.g. , dogs and cats) ; or (8) is a vicious animal not confined as required by this chapter. Public Zoo--(See Zoological Park) Residence--Any place of human habitation at anytime day or night in- cluding, but not limited to any residence, church, school, convalescent center or nursing home. Restrained--Any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife secured by a leash or lead or confined within the property limits of its owner. Riding School or Stable--Any place which has available for hire, board- ing and/or riding instruction, any horse, pony, donkey, mule or burro. Vaccination--An injection of a Rabies Vaccine which is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Biologics Division, State Veterinarian and administered by a licensed veterinarian or at an ap- proved anti-rabies clinic. Veterinarian--Any person duly licensed to practice veterinary medicine by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Examiners. (3) • Veterinary Hospital--Any establishment maintained and operated by a li- censed veterinarian for surgery, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals, fowl, livestock or wildlife. Vicious Animal--Any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife that by reason of its behavior, would constitute a physical threat to human beings or other animals, fowl or livestock. A dog or cat that has, without provocation, attacked or bitten a human being or attacked another animal or livestock shall be considered vicious. Wild Animal (Wildlife)--Any non-domestic creature (mammal, amphibian, reptile or fowl) which is of a species which is wild by nature and which can normally be found in the wild state and which is not naturally tame or gentle, but is of a wild nature or disposition; or which, because of its size, vicious nature and other characteristics, would constitute a danger to human life or property, if not kept or maintained in a safe and secure manner. Such creatures shall include, but not be limited to, all forms of poisonous reptiles, including snakes (both poisonous and non-poisonous) and non-human primates. Excluded from this definition shall be hamsters, gerbils, ferrets and domesticated breeds of rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. Zoological Park--Any facility, other than a pet shop or kennel, displaying or exhibiting one or more species of animals, fowls, livestock and wild- life, operated by a person, partnership, company or under the auspices of a government agency or possessing an unrevoked Municipal Zoological Park Permit. SECTION 5-2 to 5-5 [RESERVED] ARTICLE II. VACCINATION AND LICENSING SECTION 5-6 VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR DOGS AND CATS a. No person shall own, possess or harbor any dog or cat four (4) months of age or older, unless it has been vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian or approved anti-rabies clinic in accordance with this Section. b. Rabies vaccination shall be repeated every twelve (12) months. c. Any unvaccinated dog or cat redeemed from ARC, must be vaccinated against rabies within 72 hours of being redeemed. Fee for vaccination will be paid at the time of redemption. d. Valid vaccination tag must be worn on collar or harness at all times. Failure to be wearing tag is prima facie evidence that no vaccination has been given. SECTION 5-7 LICENSE REQUIRED FOR DOGS AND CATS a. No person shall own, possess or harbor a dog or cat four (4) months of age or over, without obtaining a license for each animal except where specifically exempt in this chapter. (4) (1) Before Receiving License. A completed application form (obtain from vaccinating veterinarian or Animal Control) , license fee and valid certificate for rabies vaccination must be presented. To receive license for neutered animal (Type B) , proof (receipt or statement from veterinarian) must be included. (2) Right To Inspect. A condition for issuing and maintaining a license is permission for the Animal Control Department, upon presentation of proper credentials, to inspect the dog or cat and premises of such, when ordered by the Director of the Wichita Falls Health Unit. The purpose of this inspection is to insure compliance with the pro- vision of this chapter. (3) Exemption: (a) Animals with valid rabies tag whose owner resides outside Wichita Falls is not required to have a license for a maxi- mum period of 30 days, unless impounded. (b) No license fee shall be required for dogs trained to assist the physically handicapped, or governmental agency police dogs. (c) No license fee required of commercial animal establishments as evidenced by current City kennel or commercial animal establishment permit, unless impounded. b. License Fee. For unneutered dog or cat, (Type A) shall be $4.00 and for neutered dog or cat, (Type B) $2.00. Reissue for lost tag shall be $2.00 upon presentation of valid license certificate. Validity of the license shall be concurrent with that of the rabies vaccination certificate. The license fee is not refundable and may be used only for the animal for which it was issued. c. Non-issuance of License. No license shall be issued if the applicant falsi- fies information, has been convicted of abuse to animals or fails to comply with any provision of this chapter. d. Issuance of License. Upon approval of application, a certificate and license tag will be issued. The tag of durable material, designed to be easily fastened or riveted to the animal's collar or harness, shall bear a number corresponding to the number on the certificate, showing the month and year of expiration. Tag for neutered animal shall be so marked. The Animal Control Department shall maintain a record of identifying numbers which shall be available to the public. e. Wearing of License Tag. Failure of dogs and cats to wear the license tags at all times, shall be prima facie evidence that no license has been issued. f. Suspension/Revocation of License. If the person holding the license re- fuses or fails to comply with this chapter, or any law governing the protection of animals, official notice shall be given of intention to sus- pend the license. If within seven (7) days after official notice is given, evidence shows the offense has not been corrected, the license shall be automatically revoked. (5) • • g. Revocation of License, Automatic on Notice. Upon receipt of official notice a dog or cat license is automatically revoked for one of the following reasons: (1) Impoundment by the City three (3) or more times, during a 12 month period; (2) three (3) or more convictions of a person for violating any section of this chapter; (3) any combination of impoundments and convictions totaling three (3) incidents; (4) upon determination that an impounded dog or cat is a vicious animal. h. Disposal. If a dog or cat is unlicensed, because of non-issuance or revo- cation after official notice, it must be humanely disposed of, or it will be seized and disposed of by the Animal Control Department. i. Re-Application. Any person having been denied a dog or cat license, or if it has been revoked, shall wait at least 60 days before making re- application. Application will not be accepted unless the Animal Control Department is satisfied that there will be compliance with the chapter. Fee for re-application is $10.00. SECTION 5-8 to 5-10 [RESERVED] ARTICLE III. PERMITS (GENERAL PROVISION; PET FANCIERS, COMMERCIAL ANIMAL ESTABLISHMENT [DOG/CAT KENNELS]; FOWL; LIVESTOCK) SECTION 5-11 GENERAL PROVISIONS a. Applicability. No person, partnership, company or corporation shall oper- ate a commercial animal establishment without first obtaining the neces- sary permits in compliance with this article. No person shall keep four (4) or more in aggregate or four (4) or more of any one species of animal, livestock or fowl within the City who does not possess an unrevoked permit from the Animal Control Department. Each commercial animal establishment, even though owned by the same person or group, is considered a separate enterprise and each must possess a permit. If the establishment moves to another location or if there is a change of ownership, another application and fee for permit is required. b. Inspection, Prerequisite to Permit Issuance. It shall be required that the Animal Control Department inspect the premises prior to issuing a permit. The Animal Control Department has the right to inspect the premises, in- cluding animals, livestock and fowl at any time during normal business (6) • hours. Inspection shall be repeated at least each six (6) months, unless all neutered. c. Issuance of Permit/Permit Period. After inspection, approval of applica- tion, and receiving permit fee, a permit shall be issued which shall be displayed in a prominent place on the premises. Unless suspended, or revoked, the permit shall remain in effect for one (1) calendar year from date of issue. Application for renewal of a permit may be made from one month prior, to one month after, the permit expiration date, but the effective date of the permit shall be to coincide with the expiring permit date and the fee will be for a full year from that date. d. Individual Licensure of Kennel Animals Optional. Persons operating ken- nels for breeding of dogs and/or cats may elect to license such animal individually in addition to obtaining a kennel permit. However, should any unlicensed animal be impounded for being at-large and/or other violations, an individual license shall be purchased before redemption. e. Permit Reclassification and Fee Adjustment. Any person who has a change of category under which a permit was issued shall be subject to reclas- sification and appropriate adjustment of the permit fee will be made. f. Non-Issuance of Permit. No permit shall be issued if the applicant has, (1) withheld or falsified information on the application, (2) been con- victed of inhumane or cruel treatment to animals, or (3) failed to comply with any provision of this article. g. Sixty Day Permit Reapplication Period. If a permit is denied, reapplica- tion cannot be made for at least 60 days. Each reapplication shall be accompanied by a $10.00 fee in addition to the permit fee. The $10.00 is not refundable. h. Suspension of Permit. The Animal Control Department under authority of the local health authority may upon official notice suspend a permit for the following reasons: (1) Animals are being deprived of necessary food, care or shelter. (2) Animals are being cruelly confined or treated. (3) Unsanitary conditions exist to such an extent that these conditions create a possible medium for the transmission of disease to the animals kept there or to human beings. (4) There is non-compliance with any provisions of this chapter. The Animal Control Department has the right to take photographs and gather evidence on the premises to document any of the reasons for suspension. After suspension, no animal shall be accepted or placed in the facility more than five (5) days after the suspension, unless the suspen- sion has been lifted and the permit reinstated prior to that time. (7) j. Lifting of Suspension and Reinstating Permit. If all violations and un- satisfactory conditions have been corrected within 21 days, the Animal Control Department, after reinspection, may reinstate the permit. A re- inspection shall be made as soon as practical, and not longer than five (5) working days after receiving a written request for such inspection by the person to whom the permit was issued. k. Revocation of Permit. After 21 days from suspension of a permit, if no written request for reinspection has been received, or if satisfactory corrections have not been made, the Animal Control Department shall give official notice that in five (5) days the permit shall be revoked. The City is not liable to refund any part of the Permit fee. 1. Reinstatement of Permit. No person who has had a permit revoked may apply for a new permit for at least one (1) year from date of revocation. No permit shall be issued if the person has been convicted of abuse to animals. If proper fee, acceptable application and satisfactory assurance is given that previous violations will not reoccur and there will be compliance with all provisions of this chapter, a new permit may be issued. Should another owner apply for a permit at the same location where permit was revoked less than one (1) year after revocation, the person whose name appears on the revoked permit may in no way be associated with the new operation, including any financial interest or the permit will be revoked and legal action may be taken against both parties. SECTION 5-12 PET FANCIER'S PERMIT; HOBBY BREEDER'S PERMIT a. Pet Fancier's Permit. This permit shall be for persons owning or harbor- ing four (CO to six (6) animals, all of which have been neutered. The annual fee for this permit shall be five dollars ($5.00) . Persons permit- ted as Pet Fanciers may not elect to license such animals individually. However, should an animal be impounded for being at-large and/or other causes, an individual license shall be purchased before redemption. b. Hobby Breeder's Permit. This permit shall be for persons owning or har- boring four (4) dogs and/or cats, six (6) months of age or older, any of which are unneutered. The annual fee for this permit shall be $25.00. Persons permitted as Hobby Breeders may elect to license such animals individually in addition to obtaining the permit. However, should an un- licensed animal be impounded for being at-large and/or other violations, an individual license shall be purchased before redemption. SECTION 5-13 KENNELS AND OTHER COMMERCIAL ANIMAL ESTABLISHMENT PERMITS a. Kennel Dog/Cat Permit. This permit shall be for persons harboring five (5) or more dogs and five (5) or more cats, or five (5) or more dogs and cats in the aggregate. Persons permitted as Kennel Operators may elect to license their dogs and/or cats individually in addition to obtaining the permit. However, should an unlicensed animal under this permit be (8) impounded for being at-large and/or other violations, an individual license shall be purchased before redemption. The annual Kennel Permit Fee shall be as follows: (1) For each kennel authorized to house 5-14 dogs and/or cats $ 50.00 (2) For each kennel authorized to house 15-49 dogs and/or cats $100.00 (3) For each kennel authorized to house 50 or more dogs and/or cats $150.00 b. Commercial Animal Establishment Permit (other than Kennels) . This permit shall be for persons owning the type facilities listed below as defined in Section 5-1 of this chapter. The annual fee for these permits shall be as follows: (1) For each pet shop $ 75.00 (2) For each riding school or stable 75.00 (3) For each auction . . 75.00 (4) For each grooming shop 50.00 (5) For each zoological park 100.00 (6) For each circus . 100.00 (7) For each performing animal exhibition . 100.00 SECTION 5-14 MINIMUM DISTANCE OF KENNEL FROM RESIDENCE No person shall keep, possess, or maintain within the City limits a kennel within 300 feet of any residence or habitation for human beings (other than the residence of the keeper, possessor or owner of such kennel) . A kennel in existence and in operation on the date this chapter is passed, shall be allowed to remain in existence within 300 feet of any residence only so long as the place of business is continuously in opera- tion from that date, whether or not under the same permit. SECTION 5-15 FOWL PERMIT This permit shall be for any person owning, possessing or harbor- ing any fowl within the City limits. The owning, possessing or harboring of fighting chickens, guineas, peafowl, and roosters (adult males, eight (8) weeks of age or over) , shall not be permitted, and no permit shall be issued for the keeping of such. The annual fee for said permit shall be $10.00. SECTION 5-16 LIVESTOCK PERMIT The permit shall be for any person keeping any livestock within the City limits when the keeping of livestock is allowed by this chapter. The The annual fee for said permit shall be $25.00. (9) • a. Veterinary Facilities Exempt. Veterinary hospitals, clinics, and related practices of veterinary medicine shall be exempt from the provisions of this Article. b. Certain Other Facilities Exempt. Stock shows, pet fairs (including sanc- tioned animal shows) , slaughter houses, rodeo arenas, governmental agencies (including public schools) , laboratories, animal reclaim centers and research facilities approved by the local health authority, may be exempt from the provisions of this Article. SECTION 5-18 ENFORCEMENT BY ANIMAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT This Article shall be enforced by the Animal Control Department, under the direction of the local health authority. SECTION 5-19 to 5-22 [RESERVED] ARTICLE IV. RESTRAINT, IMPOUNDMENT, DETENTION, REDEMPTION , DISPOSAL OF ANIMALS, FOWL AND LIVESTOCK SECTION 5-23 a. Running At-Large Prohibited. The running at-large of animals (except licensed cats) , fowl, or livestock within the City is prohibited, and no owner, possesser or harborer shall allow the same to run at-large (see definition of at-large, Section 5-1) . (1) Dogs To Be Restrained. Dogs shall not be allowed to run at-large. All dogs must be restrained by some physical means, however, a dog shall not be considered at-large when held and controlled by some person by means of a rope, leash or chain, or as defined under at-large, Section 5-1. (2) Vicious Animals. (a) Every animal (including dogs and cats) of fierce, dangerous or vicious propensities, shall be securely confined within a building or enclosure sufficient to prevent their running at- large. Such an animal shall not be removed from said building or enclosure, unless securely leashed or humanely caged. Such animal shall not be allowed upon any street, avenue, highway, alley, sidewalk, parkway, park or other public place in the City, whether or not said animal is under control by means of a leash, chain or otherwise provided, nor shall such animal be transported in an open bed vehicle, whe- ther or not said animal is under control by means of a leash, chain or otherwise. Any animal that has without provocation, attacked or bitten a human being or attacked another animal, (10) • fowl or livestock, shall be considered vicious. In the event of controversy regarding the vicious status of an animal, the final decision shall be that of the local health authority. (b) If the Animal Control Department receives a complaint that an animal is vicious and the complainant will give a sworn state- ment with particulars concerning the complaint, a thorough investigation shall be made. Should it be determined the animal is vicious and de- struction of or removal of the animal is necessary to preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the community, the harborer, shall be given official notice to destroy or remove the animal within twenty-four (24) hours or the animal will be impounded. If no appeal has been made within five (5) days to the Director of the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District, the animal will be destroyed. Should the re- lease of the animal in question be allowed, impoundment and other fees shall be paid prior to release. b. Public Nuisance. Any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife which creates a public nuisance (see definition) is a violation of this chapter and is subject to impoundment and citation. c. Citation In Lieu of Impoundment. Any and all animals, fowl or livestock at-large are subject to impoundment. In addition to, or in lieu of, im- pounding an animal, fowl or livestock at-large, an Animal Control Officer or his duly appointed assistants, may issue to the known owner of such at-large animal, fowl or livestock, a citation which will constitute a notice of violation. The citation shall be forwarded to the City Attorney for prosecution. d. Private Property: Right to Enter. In the event an animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife is observed at-large on private property, the Animal Control Officer and duly appointed assistants may enter the property in accor- dance with applicable law for the purpose of emergency impoundment, seizure of said animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife or issuance of a cita- tion, or both. e. Redemption/Impoundment Fee (Animal, Fowl, Livestock) ; Vaccination/License Required (Dogs and Cats) (1) Right of Owner to Reclaim; Impoundment Fee Levied. The owner of any animal, fowl or livestock impounded in accordance with this Article, shall have the right to reclaim the same, upon showing satisfactory proof of ownership and paying to the City of Wichita Falls the appropriate impoundment fee as follows: Animals (Including Dogs and Cats) Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per impounded animal; plus three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) board per animal, each day held at the Animal Reclaim Center. (11) • Livestock Fifty dollars ($50.00) per head; plus three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) board per head, each held at the Animal Reclaim Center; plus any miscellaneous expenses (see Section 5-30) . Fowl Five dollars ($5.00) per each fowl impounded; plus three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) board per fowl, each day held at the Animal Reclaim Center. (a) Additional Fees. In addition to the above fees, the owner shall also be required to pay for any veterinary or drug fees in- curred for his animal(s) , fowl or livestock, while they are in the custody of the City. (2) Vaccination/License Required For Dogs and Cats. The owner of each impounded dog or cat more than four (4) months of age, shall at time of redemption, show proof of current rabies vaccination or if unable to show such proof, shall be required to purchase such. The owner must also at this time, purchase a City license, if unable to show proof of current license. This license shall be deemed invalid if the rabies vaccination should be proven invalid. f. Redemption of Wildlife Prohibited. No wildlife shall be subject to redemp- tion, without the approval of the local health authority. g. Disposal (Detention Time/Euthanization/Adoption) . It shall be the duty of the Animal Control Officer or his authorized representative to keep all tagged animals for a period of five (5) working days from the date of impoundment and all untagged animals for a period of three (3) working days from the date of impoundment. SECTION 5-24 LIVESTOCK: IMPOUNDMENT, REDEMPTION, SALE/DISPOSAL OF LIVESTOCK FOUND RUNNING AT-LARGE a. Impoundment (Running At-Large) . The Animal Control Officer or his duly appointed assistants shall take up and cause to be impounded, any live- stock found to be running at-large within the City limits. b. Redemption (Before Sale; After Sale) ; Impoundment Fee Levied. The owner of any livestock impounded as aforesaid, may reclaim the same as follows: Before Sale. By providing proof of ownership and paying all expenses including roper's fee, boarding fee, impounding fee, the miscellaneous expenses and cost of advertising. c. Sale/Disposal. The Animal Control Supervisor shall proceed to sell any unclaimed livestock so impounded at public auction for cash, first giving three (3) days notice in the daily official newspaper of the City, de- scribing the livestock impounded and stating that the same will be sold to defray costs, if not reclaimed before the date of the sale. If not reclaimed by such date, the Animal Control Supervisor shall, between the (12) hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on such date, sell such livestock at public auction. The Animal Control Supervisor shall have the right to refuse all bids and arrange for other disposition. Should any at-large livestock impounded by the Animal Control Department be diseased or afflicted in any manner, such livestock may be euthanized after obtaining a statement from a veterinarian. SECTION 5-25 FOWL: RUNNING AT-LARGE, IMPOUNDMENT, REDEMPTION Fowl Running At-Large Prohibited/Impoundment/Redemption. No owner, pos- sessor or harborer of chickens, turkeys or other fowl shall allow the same to run at-large within the City limits and shall be impounded by the Animal Control Department. The owner of any fowl, impounded, may redeem such by paying the appropriate impounding/boarding fees during the three (3) working days impoundment period. Antwerp messenger or homing pigeons are excepted from the requirements of this Section. SECTION 5-26 TRAPPING AND DETENTION OF TRESPASSING ANIMALS, FOWL OR WILDLIFE Any Animal Control Officer or his assistants are authorized to em- ploy the use of humane cage traps (e.g. , Have-A-Heart, Tomahawk Brand) for the purpose of capturing animals, fowl or wildlife at-large. SECTION 5-27 RECORDS TO BE KEPT Animal Control Officers shall keep records giving the description of all animals, fowl, livestock and wildlife impounded by the Animal Control Department, the date of impounding, the date of reclaim, the date of euthanasia or transfer for adoption, the amount realized for the sale or reclaim of each such animal, fowl or livestock, and the name of the purchaser. SECTION 5-28 FACILITIES AUTHORIZED FOR IMPOUNDMENT The City Council shall select and establish a suitable Animal Re- claim Center (ARC) for impounding all animals, fowl, livestock and wild- life by the Animal Control Department. SECTION 5-29 DEAD ANIMALS AND LIVESTOCK; DISPOSAL; TIME LIMIT; FEE No owner of any dead livestock shall fail to lawfully dispose of such within twenty-four (24) hours of its discovery by the owner. There is hereby established a fee of thirty-one dollars and twenty-five cents ($31.25) for each requested collection and disposal of each dead livestock within the City limits of Wichita Falls, and a fee of $5.00 per trip for each requested collection of small animals, including dogs and cats. (13) • • This fee shall be paid either directly to the City of Wichita Falls or to the collecting contractor for remittance to the City of Wichita Falls. SECTION 5-30 to 5-34 [RESERVED] ARTICLE V. RABIES CONTROL SECTION 5-35 REPORTING RABID ANIMALS, LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE; REPORTING RABIES EXPOSURE a. Reporting Rabid Animals, Livestock, Wildlife. It shall be the duty of animal and livestock owners, harborers, veterinarians, physicians or any person to report to the Animal Control Department all cases of rabies with which he comes in contact or to which his attention has been directed. This report shall be made immediately upon diagnosis or suspicion of such cases of rabies. b. Reporting Rabies Exposure. A person having knowledge of an animal bite or scratch to an individual or of an animal that the person suspects is rabid, shall report the incident or animal to the Animal Control Depart- ment. SECTION 5-36 QUARANTINE: ANIMALS, LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE a. Quarantine: Exposed/Suspect Animals, Livestock, Wildlife. Any animals, livestock or wildlife that has symptoms of rabies as verified by a veteri- narian, shall at once be placed under quarantine by the Animal Control Supervisor or his authorized representative. b. Quarantine/Redemption: Biting/Attacking Animals, Livestock, Wildlife. If any person alleges that any animal, livestock or wildlife has bitten, scratched or otherwise attacked any person within the City in a manner which caused a break in the skin of said person, he may report said incident to the Animal Control Department and sign an Animal Bite Com- plaint Form, and it shall be the duty of the Animal Control Officer, as soon as feasible, to impound such animal, livestock or wildlife for quarantine purposes. In the event a disagreement should occur or question arise, as to whether or not a wound is the result of an animal, livestock or wildlife bite or scratch, the complainant shall be required to sign a notarized affidavit before impoundment and quarantine will be instituted. This quarantine shall take place at the Animal Reclaim Center or at a local veterinary hospital, for a period of at least ten (10) days. Impoundment at any approved facility for rabies quarantine pur- poses shall be at the expense of the owner of the impounded animal, livestock or wildlife. In the event a harborer of a quarantined animal cannot be identified and located within a reasonable length of time, the victim, at his option, may elect to have the animal examined by a veterinarian, or to have the tissue submitted for laboratory examination (14) • and the costs so incurred shall be borne by the victim. No animal, live- stock or wildlife confined for quarantine purposes under the provisions of this Section, shall be released to any person, until all vaccinations required under the provision of Section 5-6 of this chapter has been given. c. Seizure Warrant. If the harborer of an attacking animal refuses to re- lease for quarantine such animal, then it shall be the duty of the Animal Control Supervisor or his designee to obtain a seizure warrant from the magistrate or acting magistrate, for seizure and quarantine of the animal in question. d. City-Wide Quarantine. (1) Animals In Public Restricted. During the period of city-wide quaran- tine, it shall be unlawful for any person to allow any animal to be taken, whether restrained or not, to the streets, or any other public place. (2) Conditions Warranting. A city-wide quarantine may be invoked for a period of thirty (30) days by the local health authority after an investigation if it has been determined that there exists an immedi- ate threat of rabies. (3) Extending Time. In the event there are additional positive cases of rabies occurring during the thirty (30) day period of the city-wide quarantine, such period of quarantine may be extended for an addi- tional reasonable period of time. e. Animals or Livestock Bitten by Suspected Rabid Animals or Wildlife. Every unvaccinated animal or livestock bitten or attacked by another animal or wildlife suspected of being rabid, shall be destroyed or quarantined for six (6) months, at the owner's expense. Vaccinated animals or livestock must be destroyed or quarantined for ninety (90) days from date of exposure. SECTION 5-37 to 5-42 [RESERVED] ARTICLE VI: KEEPING OF ANIMALS, FOWL, LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE (REGULATIONS AND SANITATION REQUIREMENTS) SECTION 5-43 KEEPING OF ANIMALS (GENERAL) All owners, possessors and harborers of animals, fowl, livestock and wildlife shall comply with the following regulations and sanitation re- quirements: a. Animal Wastes. Approved procedures for disposing of animal wastes shall be provided and utilized on a daily basis. (15) • b. Odor/Vector Control Required. All persons keeping animals within the City, shall keep the premises upon which such animals are kept, clean and free from noxious and unpleasant odors, and shall use some standard spray or other chemical control at reasonable intervals so as to keep such premises free from flies, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other vectors. c. Minimum Cage Size; Overcrowding Prohibited. Every keeper of animals shall confine the same in an enclosure sufficient to prevent their running at-large. Such enclosure shall also be of sufficient size to maintain the animal comfortably and in good health. The following shall be the mini- mum standard for cage size: (1) Large breeds (over 50 lbs. ) : 4 ft. x 6 ft. ; or 25 sq. ft. (2) Medium breeds (36-50 lbs. ) : 4 ft. x 5 ft. ; or 20 sq. ft. (3) Small breeds (10-35 lbs. ) : 3 ft. x 4 ft. ; or 12 sq. ft. (4) No more than two (2) large, two (2) medium, or three (3) small breed animals per 5 ft. x 10 ft. cage, nor shall overcrowding occur in cages of any size. In addition, all permitted facilities will conform to these provisions. E SECTION 5-44 KEEPING OF RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS, AND FERRETS No person shall own, possess, or harbor rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets in any enclosure which is less than 100 feet shortest measured distance from any residence (see definition) except residence of the har- borer. SECTION 5-45 KEEPING OF FOWL a. General. No person shall: (1) Twenty (20) Square Feet Per Fowl Required. Harbor any fowl with less than twenty (20) square feet of floor or ground area for each. (2) Cleaning/Odor Elimination Required. Keep any fowl within any struc- ture in the City, without thoroughly cleaning the area at least once each day, and maintaining such structure that no offensive odors are emitted therefrom. (3) Disinfecting Required. Keep any fowl within any structure, the interior of which is not treated with an approved disinfectant at least once every six (6) months, to discourage insects, fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitoes and flies. (4) One Hundred (100) Feet Setback Required. Place the coop, pen, housing, or enclosure nearer than one hundred (100) feet to any residence excluding the residence of the harborer of said fowl. (5) Compliance With Other Chapter Sections Required. Keep any fowl in violation of any other Section of this chapter. (16) • b. Breeding or Keeping of Certain Pigeons Prohibited (1) Keeping and Breeding Prohibited (Except Carrier Pigeons) . No person shall keep, breed, or raise pigeons within the corporate limits of the City, except the Antwerp messenger or homing pigeon (commonly called carrier pigeons) when the keeper complies with the provisions of this Section. (2) Identification Required. The Antwerp messenger pigeon shall have the name of the owner stamped upon its wing or tail, or a leg band or ring with the name or initials of its owner or an identification or registration number stamped thereon, when permitted to race or to fly for necessary exercise and training. (3) Odor Elimination and One Hundred (100) Feet Setback Required. The enclosure shall be kept clean and free of offensive odors and the nearest point of such shall not be less than one hundred (100) feet from the nearest point of any residence on another's property. How- ever, the space restriction may be waived if the owner and residing neighbor whose habitat is less than one hundred (100) feet gives written consent. (4) Trespassing Prohibited. It shall be unlawful to maintain any Ant- werp messenger pigeon in such a manner that constitutes a nuisance by reason of repeated trespasses on public property, or private property, other than that of the owner or such pigeons. c. Keeping of Guineas and Peacocks Prohibited. No person shall keep or maintain within the limits of the City, any guinea fowl or peacocks. SECTION 5-46 KEEPING OF FOWL, RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS, OR FERRETS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES No owner, possessor or harborer of any domestic fowl, rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets, where such fowl or animals are kept for sale, or for any purpose other than domestic use or home consumption, shall allow such fowl or animals to roam in open pens on the ground; but such harborer may keep such fowl or animals for sale or commercial purposes, provided he keeps such fowl or animals in batteries or coops, arranged inside of buildings and kept in a sanitary condition, removing all dropping from such buildings, batteries or coops, at least once each day, and disinfecting and deodorizing such buildings, batteries or coops, at least once each day. Such buildings must be at least 100 feet from any residence other than the harborer's. SECTION 5-47 KEEPING OF LIVESTOCK a. Two Hundred (200) Feet Setback Required; Minimum 600 Sq. Ft. Per Each Livestock Required; Two (2) Livestock Per Lot Limit. No livestock shall be maintained in or on any pen, building or other enclosure in the City, any part of which is nearer than two hundred (200) feet from any (17) residence located on another's property. All such livestock shall be main- tained in a properly fenced pen or corral, providing a minimum of six hundred (600) square feet of area for each livestock, and not more than two (2) livestock shall be in any lot, pen, building, stable or enclosure. All such livestock shall have provided by their owner a shed of reason- able the number of livestock to be protected as provided in Sec- tion size p P tion 5-56 a(2) of this chapter. b. Odor/Vector/Pest Control Required. The place of keeping livestock shall be kept free of offensive odor, flies, rodents and other pests. c. Manure Container Required. Each and every enclosure, in or on which any livestock are kept shall have a suitable manure container, into which all manure shall be placed daily. Each container shall be securely screened or otherwise protected from flies, rodents and other vermin, and shall be cleaned out and disinfected at least once a week. Manure from containers shall not be left in open stacks, but removed or buried. d. Exemptions. Livestock production area(s) (See definition, Article 1) shall be exempt from requirements of this section. SECTION 5-48 KEEPING OF SWINE a. Prohibited. No swine shall be maintained in the City limits, except as herein provided. b. Exceptions. (1) Veterinary Facilities Exempt. Veterinary hospital, clinics and related practices of veterinary medicine shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section. (2) Animal Reclaim Center Exempt. (3) Other Facilities Exempt. Stock shows, livestock auctions, slaughter houses, public zoos, governmental agencies (including public schools) , laboratories and research facilities, approved by the local health authority, may be exempt from the provisions of this Section. SECTION 5-49 KEEPING OF WILDLIFE (FOR SHOW PROHIBITED; AS PET PROHIBI- TED; TEMPORARY PERMIT PROVIDED; RELEASE ORDER BY LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY a. Keeping for Show as Pets Prohibited. Except as provided in Paragraph "b" of this Section, no person shall keep or permit to be kept on his premises, any wild animal. This Section shall not be construed to apply to approved zoological parks, performing animal exhibitions, circuses, animals kept for treatment in a facility operated by a veterinarian or animals used for research or teaching purposes by a licensed hospital or non-profit university or college providing a degree program. (18) b. Temporary Permit Issued. The Animal Control Supervisor may issue a tem- porary permit for the care, keeping and protection of an infant or injured wild animal, native to this area, which has been deemed in- capable of surviving in the wild on its own. c. Release Order by the Local Health Authority. The local health authority shall have the power to order the release of any infant or injured wild animal kept under temporary permit. Said animal shall be released to the Animal Control Department or to the Humane Society of Wichita County for relocation. SECTION 5-50 DISPOSITION OF LITTER AND DROPPINGS Every harborer of animals, livestock or fowl, shall cause the litter and droppings therefrom to be disposed of daily in a sanitary manner, such that the creation of odors and the breeding of flies, rodents and other vermin is minimized. The method employed must meet with the approval of the local health authority. SECTION 5-51 STORAGE OF FEED All feed provided for animals, livestock or fowl, shall be kept in a rat- proof, flyproof container. SECTION 5-52 to 5-55 [RESERVED] ARTICLE VII. ANIMAL CARE SECTION 5-56 FOOD AND WATER, SHELTER SPACE, VETERINARY CARE No owner shall fail to provide his animals, fowl or livestock with suffi- cient good and wholesome food and water, adequate shelter and protection from the weather, adequate space and with humane care and treatment when needed to prevent suffering. All persons owning, possessing or harboring such shall comply with the following requirements: a. Shelter. (1) Animals. Animals shall be provided with access to shelter to allow them to remain dry and protected from the elements. Such shelter shall be enclosed fully on three (3) sides, roofed and have a solid floor. The entrance to the shelter shall be flexible to allow the animal's entry and exit, and sturdy enough to block entry of wind or rain. The shelter shall be small enough to retain the animal's body heat and large enough to allow the animal to stand and turn comfortably. The enclosure shall be structurally sound and in good repair. Bedding shall be provided. Either natural or artificial (19) • shade shall be provided to protect the animal from direct sunlight. If shade is provided by enclosure, allowance shall be made for ade- quate ventilation. A suitable method shall be provided to rapidly eliminate excess water from the shelter area. (2) Livestock. Livestock shall be provided with access to shelter to allow them to remain dry, during rain and snow and protected from severe chill factor. Such shelter shall have three (3) sides and a roof. It shall be structurally sound and in good repair to protect the livestock from injury. Such shelter will provide minimum space to accommodate all livestock confined within the compound (Reference: Section 5-47a) . Either natural or artificial shade shall be provided to protect livestock from direct sunlight. If shade is provided by enclosure, allowance shall be made for adequate ventilation. A suitable method shall be provided to rapidly eliminate excess water from the shelter area. b. Mobility and Space Requirement (Animals, Livestock) . Any animal or live- stock kept on a chain or rope shall be placed so that it cannot become entangled with the restraints of other animals, livestock or with any other objects. The chain or rope shall be of sufficient length to allow the animal or livestock complete access to shelter at all times. The chain shall be attached in a manner so as not to cause injury or discomfort to the animal or livestock. In the case of dogs, the chain or rope shall be at least three (3) times the length of the dog as measured from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. Cats shall not be staked outside on a leash, rope, chain or similar apparatus. For animals and livestock not confined by chain or rope, the enclosure shall be constructed and main- tained so as to provide sufficient space for normal movement and to prevent overcrowding and physical discomfort. (Reference: Section 5-43a; Section 5-47a. ) SECTION 5-57 INHUMANE TREATMENT (ANIMALS, FOWL, LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE) No person shall beat, cruelly treat, torment, mentally abuse, over- load, overdrive, overwork, kill, torture, mutilate, maim, nor perform, cause to be performed or permit to be performed, any other act of cruelty upon any animal, wildlife, fowl or livestock. No person other than a licensed veterinarian shall crop the ears, dock the tail or perform any surgery on any animal, wildlife, fowl or livestock (excluding livestock castration) . It shall be an affirmative defense under this Section that such action was reasonably necessary to protect the health and safety of a human or animal. SECTION 5-58 ABANDONMENT PROHIBITED/RELEASE No person having custody of any animal, fowl or livestock, as owner or otherwise, shall abandon such. No person having custody of any wild- life, shall abandon or release such wildlife that is incapable of surviv- ing on its own in the environment into which it is to be released. (20) • • SECTION 5-59 GIVING ANIMALS AS PRIZES OR INDUCEMENTS PROHIBITED No person shall give away any live animal, fish, reptile, fowl, livestock or wildlife as a prize for or inducement to enter any contest, game, or other competition; or an inducement to enter a place of amuse- ment; or as an incentive to enter into any business agreement whereby the offer is for the purpose of attracting trade. No chick, duckling, gosling, rabbit or hamster that has been dyed or otherwise colored artificially shall be sold or offered for sale, offered or given as a prize, premium or advertising device or displayed in the City of Wichita Falls. No chickens, chicks, ducklings, goslings or similar fowl younger than eight (8) weeks of age shall be sold in quantities of less than twelve (12) to a single purchaser. Stores, shops, vendors and others offering such for sale in quantities of twelve (12) or more shall provide and operate brooders or other heating devices that may be neces- sary to maintain said chicks, ducklings, or goslings, in good health, and shall keep adequate food and water available to such fowl at all times. SECTION 5-60 DUTY OF MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR TO REPORT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ANIMALS, FOWL, LIVESTOCK Any person who, as the operator of a motor vehicle within the City of Wichita Falls, strikes any animal, fowl or livestock, shall stop at once, render such assistance as may be practicable and report the acci- dent to an appropriate law enforcement agency or the Animal Control Department. SECTION 5-61 EXPOSING POISONOUS SUBSTANCES OR TRAPS No person shall expose any known poisonous substance, whether mixed with food or not, so that the same shall be liable to be eaten by by an animal, fowl, livestock, wildlife or person. This Section is not intended to prohibit the prudent use on one's own property of herbicides, insecticides or common rodent control materials (e.g. , rat poisons) mixed only with vegetable substance. No person shall expose an open jaw type trap, leg hold trap, snare trap or any type trap able or liable to cause physical harm or injury to any animal, fowl, livestock, wildlife or person. SECTION 5-62 PERFORMING ANIMAL EXHIBITIONS a. Use of Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Manual Devices on Performing Animals. No performing animal exhibition or circus shall be permitted in which performing animals are induced or encouraged to perform for enter- tainment through use of chemical, mechanical, electrical , or manual de- vices in a manner which will cause or is likely to cause stress, physical injury or suffering to the performing animal. (21) b. Equipment Used on Performing Animals. All equipment used on a perform- ing animal shall fit properly and be in good working condition. SECTION 5-63 CONFINING ANIMALS TO MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED a. No animal shall be confined within or on a motor vehicle at any location under such conditions as may endanger the health or well being of the animal, including, but not limited to, dangerous temperature, lack of food, water or attention or confinement with a dangerous animal. b. Any Animal Control or Peace Officer is authorized to remove any animal from a motor vehicle at any location when he reasonably believes it is confined in violation of Subsection "a" of this Section. Any animal so removed shall be delivered to the Animal Reclaim Center, after the remov- ing officer leaves written notice of such removal and delivery, including his name, in a conspicuous, secure location on or within the vehicle. SECTION 5-64 to 5-66 [RESERVED] ARTICLE VIII. MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 5-67 EUTHANIZING, DESTRUCTION OF ANIMALS, FOWL, LIVESTOCK OR WILDLIFE (DANGEROUS, SICK, THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY) a. Euthanizing of Dangerous Animals, Fowl, Livestock or Wildlife. Any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife impounded or found at-large within the City, may be destroyed upon determination by the Animal Control Super- visor, or a local veterinarian that it has been injured or is sick and in such state that its recovery is seriously in doubt or that it is sick and endangers the health of other animals or persons. All euthanasia shall be done humanely, by injection of a lethal drug or necessary means as approved by the Animal Control Supervisor. SECTION 5-68 NOISY ANIMALS, FOWL, LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE PROHIBITED a. General. No person shall harbor any animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife of any kind, that makes an unreasonable disturbance to the peace of occupants of adjacent premises or vicinity thereof, including to make unusual noises by howling, barking, bawling or otherwise. The Animal Control Department, after adequate investigation, may give notice to correct the disturbance and prevent its reoccurrence, or harborer will be in violation of this chapter and subject to appropriate fine. Each day that the offending animal, fowl, livestock or wildlife remains on such premises shall constitute a separate offense. (22) SECTION 5-69 ANIMAL WASTE The owner of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of excreta deposited by his animal(s) on public walks, recreation areas, public property or private property. SECTION 5-70 SHOOTING OR CATCHING WILD BIRDS It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot or attempt to shoot or kill with an air rifle, bow and arrow, slingshot or fire or other means, any wild bird(s) , within the limits of the City except for the protection of his private property so long as no laws are violated and except where hunting is permit- ted by law. It shall be unlawful for any person to ensnare or catch or attempt to en- snare or catch, by any means whatsoever, any wild bird(s) , within the City, unless such ensnaring or catching is first approved by the local health authority. SECTION 5-71 CONFLICTING CHAPTERS All other chapters of the City of Wichita Falls that are in conflict with this chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. SECTION 5-72 to 5-75 [RESERVED] ARTICLE IX. ENFORCEMENT SECTION 5-76 PERSONS/AGENCIES DESIGNATED BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY RE- SPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCEMENT: POLICE POWERS IN ENFORCING THIS CHAPTER The local health authority, the Animal Control Officers and other authorized employees of the Department of Public Health of the City of Wichita Falls, shall have all of the powers and authority of peace officers to the extent only, and no further, of enforcing this chapter and other chapters of the City relating to animals, fowl, livestock and wildlife. No person shall interfere in any manner with an Animal Control Officer or Humane Society Agent in the performance of their duties. SECTION 5-77 NOTICE OF VIOLATION OF CHAPTER All duly appointed and qualified peace eace officers and Animal Control Offi- cers, and other authorized employees of the Department of Public Health, in lieu of issuing citation for violation, are authorized to issue written notice to persons violating this chapter, or any other City Chapter governing the regu- lation of dogs, cats and other animals, fowl, livestock and wildlife. (23) I • SECTION 5-78 ENTRY ON PRIVATE PREMISES If persons keeping animals, fowl, livestock or wildlife within the City, after request of the Animal Control Department or Animal Control Officer or their authorized representatives, refuse to permit access to the area or places of keeping of such animals, fowl, livestock or wildlife, the Animal Control Officials shall seek the necessary court authorization to enter the premises. SECTION 5-79 to 5-84 [RESERVED] ARTICLE E X. PENALTIES SECTION 5-85 VIOLATION DECLARED MISDEMEANOR; FINE AMOUNT ESTABLISHED Any person violating any prohibition, requirement,t, dut Y or provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred ($200.00) dollars. If any violation be continuing, each day's violation shall be deemed a separate offense. If any person be found guilty of cruelty to any animal, wildlife, fowl or livestock under municipal, state or federal law, his permit(s) to own, keep, harbor, or have custody of such animal(s) , fowl, wildlife, or livestock shall be deemed automatically revoked and no new permit(s) or license may be issued. SECTION 5-86 to 5-91 [RESERVED] ARTICLE XI. SECTION 5-92 SEVERABILITY Should any article, section, subsection, sentence, provision, clause or phrase of this chapter be held to be invalid for any reason, such holding shall not render invalid any other article, section, subsection, sentence, pro- vision, clause or phrase of this chapter. SECTION 5-93 to 5-97 [RESERVED] PASSED AND APPROVED THIS the 18th day of June, :5. 7,1" ATTEST: MAYOR CITY LERK (24) Affidavit of Publication THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF WICHITA (Paste Clipping Here) ORDINANCE NO.61-85 1 On this 10th day of July ORDINANCE GRANTING WAIVER OF SECTION 5-72 OF ! THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO I • ALLOW RANDALL GARTON TO I A.D. ..1.9 85 . personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority KEEP A BOBCAT AS A PET FOR SIXTY(60)DAYS. ORDINANCE NO.62-85 i Toni B e lv e d e re , bookkeeper • ORDINANCE REPELAING. SEC-i TION 3-4 OF THE CODE OF OR- DINANCES, ABOLISHING THE for the Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls, publishers of the AIRPORT SECURITY FORCE. ORDINANCE NO.63-85 ORDINANCE AMENDING Wichita Falls Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in CHAPTER 5 OF THE CODE OF � ORDINANCES TO PROVIDE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF y' upon Wichita County, Texas, and u bein g duly sworn dui by me, on oath states ANIMAL CONTROL FOR THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS AND - that the attached.advertisement is a true and correct copy of advertising PROVIDING-FO ITS ENFORCE- MENT I ORDINANCE NO.64-85 j published in_ ONE(1) issues thereof or. the following ORDINANCE TO AMEND SEC- TION8 AND SECTION 10(H)OF' APPENDIX A(COMPREHENSIVE dates SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE) June 29, 1985 AND TO ADD SECTION 10 (M) TO APPENDIX A (COM- PREHENSIVE SUBDIVISION OR- DINANCE)OF THE CODE OF OR- .-1='< / z / , DINANCES•OF THE •CITY OF•• - MAINTA FALLS TO REQUIRE A Bookkeeper for Times Publishing Company MAINTENANCE BOND FOR SUB- g 'DIVISION IMPROVEMENTS i pf Wichita Falls • ORDINANCE NO:65-85 ORDINANCE AMENDING SEC- ' CODE OF ORDINANCES AND TO EX- , Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above CODE OF ORDINANCES TO EX- � TEND CURFEW HOURS FOR III MINORS TO 12:00 A.M. ON j ) written. ,--\ SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY; 1:30 A.M.ON FRIDAY AND SAT- URDAY; AND 1:30 A.M. ON WEEKDAYS WHEN MAN- , \ % - /'�C/`�"`�� DATORY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE Jf - NOT IN SESSION THE FOLLOW- ING DAY ORDINANCE NO.66-85 . ORDINANCE WAIVING SEC- TION 20-24 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES IN ORDER THAT THE JAYCEES MAY OPERATE A 1 BB,GIJN BOOTH AT TAMMY FUN DAYAN JUNE-29 1985, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY '�`.I t. ORDINANCE Na 67-85 `- I s ORDINANCE AMENDING SEC- TION 25-21 OF THE CODE OF ,:si -;-.-3,,v,,,,- =`3•',o,` L1y r' ,,:,:if, . ORSIUNDERETH AGE OF 13 TO ��<ii'1 ISSlp� z?S • ATTEND PUBLIC DANCES TILL, j 4o - 11:00 DIN I -f--I �/ ORDINANCE NO.68-85 i �`�•�.a„ 0 ORDINANCE CALLING A BOND ELECTION.